Jim turned 40. Barb threw a party. I brought this pasta salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
12 mins
additional:
1 hr 13 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place penne pasta in pot, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, until al dente; drain and cool.

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  • In a large bowl, gently toss the cooked penne, garbanzo beans, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, lemon zest, basil leaves, and Italian salad dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill at least 1 hour before serving

Nutrition Facts

170 calories; protein 6g; carbohydrates 29.9g; fat 3g; sodium 324.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2006
Quick easy and tasty. I needed a last minute pot luck dish and these are items we all usually have on hand. The only thing I added was some sliced olives. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2006
It was okay but missing something. I added sliced black olives and some red wine vinegar to the dressing. Was better the 2nd day. Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2006
Quick easy and tasty. I needed a last minute pot luck dish and these are items we all usually have on hand. The only thing I added was some sliced olives. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2009
Suggestion: Needs a little color so add red/green/yellow peppers OR broccoli florets OR peas. I doubled the dressing. I'm keeping this recipe around because it looks like a more sophisticated salad (because of the artichoke hearts and chick peas) but it's actually quick-from-the-pantry and easy as can be! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2011
Excellent! It's really beyond me why this recipe has only 3.5 stars because it is really wonderful. The lemon zest and basil give it a wonderful fresh vibrant flavor and I don't recommend omitting either one. I used farfalle instead of penne and added black olives. I'll definitely make this again; my husband and I really enjoyed it. Give it a try! Thanks:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2009
If you buy marinated artichoke hearts you dont need to worry about the lemon zest or basil. I used cherry tomatoes cut in half. I love chick peas so I was excited to try this pasta. I thought it was very good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2006
It was okay but missing something. I added sliced black olives and some red wine vinegar to the dressing. Was better the 2nd day. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/13/2012
Just okay. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2009
This is one good pasta salad. I added some sliced black olives cubed pepperoni and a few other vegs and it made it a colorful mixture. I als used kens italian dresssing. very good Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2014
I really enjoyed this salad. Brought it to Easter dinner and everyone seemed to like it but there was another pasta salad that was enjoyed more so I had lots left over. I used wagon wheel pasta for fun and having read a lot of the comments here before I made it I did add red pepper and black olives. I like the fresh flavour of the salad and as I am eating leftovers for lunch today I am considering adjusting the ratio of pasta to other ingredients so that I have more of a "salad with pasta" instead of a "pasta salad" for lunches for work. Otherwise I really like it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2012
This was a really good way to get my family to eat something vegetarian and a bit healthier. We used garden pasta and added more veggies (roasted red peppers steamed spinach sauteed mushrooms). We also used a tuscan season blend with olive oil in place of the dressing. We added some feta the second day which worked well too. Read More
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